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The Singapore Free Press was an English-language daily broadsheet newspaper based in Singapore.


The paper was founded as Singapore's second English-language newspaper by William Napier, Edward Boustead and Walter Scott Lorrain on 1 October 1835 as the Singapore Free Press & Mercantile Advertiser.[1] Napier edited the paper from foundation until 1846 when he returned to Scotland. Abraham Logan took over the paper in 1846 running the Free Press for the next twenty years. His brother, James, ran the Penang Gazette which produced cross-pollination of copy between the two papers and a mutual dislike of the East India Company. The Free Press, by then edited by Jonas Daniel Vaughan, remained in circulation until 1869 when increased competition from The Straits Times led to its closure. In 1884 the paper went back into circulation under the editorship of Charles Buckley. The paper merged with the Malay Mail in on 28 February 1962.[2]


  1. Seow, FT (1998) The media enthralled: Singapore revisited, Lynne Rienner Publishers, Singapore. P7

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